Friday, June 15, 2012

Internet Access Services: Status as of June 30, 2011

From the report: "This report summarizes information about Internet access connections over 200 kilobits per second (kbps) in at least one direction in service in the United States on June 30, 2012… Notable developments between June 2010 and June 2011 include:
• Internet connections overall are growing. The number of connections over 200 kbps in at least one direction increased by 31% year-over-year to 206 million.
• Growth is particularly high in mobile Internet subscriptions, but fixed-location connections also continue to increase. The number of mobile subscriptions grew to nearly 120 million – up 59% from June 2010. The number of fixed-location connections increased by 6% year-over-year, to nearly 87 million.
• Both fixed and mobile services are shifting to higher speeds. The share of fixed connections with speeds at or above the availability benchmark adopted in the Sixth Broadband Deployment Report increased from 51% to 56% of total fixed connections. Among mobile wireless subscriptions, the share increased from 6% to 14%." Read more